Market Memories

to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Restoration of the market ,

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friendsofstgeorgesmarket are delighted to be putting together ~


25TH, 26TH AND 27th JUNE in St George’s Market.

 History Tours,  presentation of MARKET MEMORIES  film (an archive of trader and customer memories) , choirs through the ages from throughout Belfast, music, dancing, street-theatre, Traditional Skills presentations, Speeches from the balcony and traders and customers dressed as Belfast Victorian folks.

A celebration of our own Heritage gem in the heart of Belfast !

full schedule of Market Memories events       HERE


flyer HERE


St George’s Market Street Theatre

Directed and produced by Paddy Scully of P.S.Productions, this is a forty minute street promenade through the last hundred years in and around St George’s Market, performed by a colourful mixture of traders, regular customers and residents of the Markets’ area accompanied by musicians.

Bring Your talents to the project whatever they might be

Are you a budding writer or performer in Drama, Music, Singing, Dance

We have a spot for you!

“Market Memories”

A history project in St Georges Market taking place on 25,26,27 June weekend



Mobile 07900342370

Phone 02890 596814

for printing , download document


St George’s Market Memories Cookbook

Karen Mc Cartney and Jason Brannigan (Ulster Peoples’ College) agreed to compile the Market Memories Cookbook. A table will be set up in St George’s Market during Market Memories Weekend to collect contacts ,memories, recipes, anecdotes and pictures pertaining to the market.

Anyone interested in contributing to the book is asked to contact Karen or Jason at 02890330131 or email Karen using Karen@upclearn .org


Would you like to help to tell the story of St George’s Market?

Are you a customer?

Are you a trader?

Has anyone in your family been a trader in  St George’s Market?

Friends of  St George’s Market are writing a history of the Market and making a video composed of the stories of market traders and customers.

If you would like to take part or you know anyone who has memories, information or photos about the Market please get in touch:

Contact: Karen Mc Cartney

Tel Number: 02890 330131


for printing , download document HERE

more about the writers and the Ulster Peoples College


June 25-: The choir from the Markets’ St Malachy’s Primary School brings Belfast street songs to St George’s Friday Market. Ten years ago this choir was in the Market to celebrate the restoration of the building. We welcome them back.

Two cameras will rove the Market in search of memories from the public. Just five minutes of your time will leave you in our archives for future generations to view.


June 26
-:  Learn how to gut and prepare a range of fish;  how to throw a pot with market potter , Wenda Campbell
or how to spit a pig with the boys from Roastin Thyme
 Voca Loca bring the rousing strains of the Suffragettes into the Market and Belfast Theatre Company takes us on a historical tour around the St George’s building one hundred years into the past.

Two cameras are poised throughout the market day to record any recollections you might want to bring.


June 27 -: Sample a pig on a spit, view the traditional skills of Lace-making, Embroidery, Tatting, Knitting, Crochet, Irish Whitework, Patchwork and Quilting demonstrated by Mary Wilson, Una Mc Cullough and Sheila Piele (traditional demonstrators from Cultra Museum) and follow the History Tour around St George’s Market.

 The Samsonelles, the musicians who played at the Restoration ceremony 10 years ago, are back to celebrate the continuation of the Market;

the Harpist,
Ursula Burns will play in Craft Alley through-out the day until 1’o clock when she launches her new album.

more about them HERE

- and in St George’s Bar and Grill the chef will demonstrate Victorian Economy Cooking.

Again, two cameras from Northern Visions will be present to capture a day of Victorian Recreation as both Trader and Customer is invited to enter into the spirit of St George’s Market and come in costume.  There will be prizes for the Best Man, Woman and Child in both the Customer and Trader categories.

Today St George’s Market also officially celebrates the transition from a two-day market into Belfast’s Weekend Market in June 2010.


flyer  HERE

for printing , download document of all details
market Memories

download pdf poster tsd01_pdf



 Press Launch

     ~ HERE

the Coordinator

   ~ HERE

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